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Cinco

August 13, 2014

Lando, Yesterday you turned 5. Whoa. Just whoa. You are so awesome. You really are. For the few times you make me want to run from the house screaming, you redeem it with your loving spirit and comedic timing. You love Legos and hate to lose. You despise lemon on things and ask for plain Kale. […]

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School Lunches: Getting Organized

August 11, 2014

One thing that has come up in tips from folks for packing lunches is to make lists of options to keep you out of ruts. Some people even gave the lists to the kids before shopping for the week and let them decide. You can always keep adding to the list as you think of […]

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Kidlet Dinners – Kindergarten is Coming

August 4, 2014

4 weeks until the big day comes. Landon is off to kindergarten and with that, a loss of homemade warm lunches each day. We’ve gotten lucky to have such a great daycare arrangement for 5 years. He gets 2 healthy snacks and lunch each day. They’ve expanded his palate (turkey curry!). They’ve found his new […]

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Moving On

July 24, 2014

I don’t fear change. I actually feed off it. I am constantly making things to look forward to. The next trip. The next project. The next play date. It always varies in size and sometimes I do a whole lot of change at once. Last summer, I started getting that feeling like I needed a change. […]

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Dad Can Do It

July 23, 2014

Time for some talk, ladies. More specifically, moms. I am seeing a good bit of dad doubting recently. I’m sure it isn’t more than usual but just circumstances are bringing it out of the woodwork. Leaving my kids for 4 days for my own agenda kinda set that in motion. Yup. I am happily boarded […]

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Pokemon, LSD trips and Deep Thoughts on Parenting

June 18, 2014

Let’s just get something out there. I don’t think screens are ruining my children. We control screen time but I want to make a stand that 30 minutes a day is a little high and mighty for a recommended value. I’m not saying let them zone out for hours. Hell that’s just dumb. My kids […]

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Those Other Sweet Moments

June 13, 2014

So I wrote about those sweet kid moments you want to bottle up for forever. Mispronounced words where you would murder someone if they taught your kids the right way. The complete empathy they can show. The sneakiness that makes you just laugh. It’s intoxicating. But you know what else is intoxicating? Those minutes you […]

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Goodbye Preschool…Hello Real World

May 20, 2014

Dear Landon, Today is a big day. Today you are graduating from pre-K. All you really knows is that we will come to your school and have a little ceremony. You love when we all come. You show off your “baby Beans”. You are so proud of Ollie just like he worships you. You love […]

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The Rise of the Mommy Martyr

April 16, 2014

It’s been happening for years now. This mythical pedestal we have put the perfect mom on. We all see her differently. Either we aspire to be like her or we violently revolt against her. Putting her there to lash out against it. It’s weird. We see the moms with their pennants at birthday parties and […]

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21 Day Fix: Week 1 Complete

April 14, 2014

So I started a exercise program. I announced this in grand fashion by taking a photo of my muffin top in the bathroom mirror during bathtime for the boys and now on here. Exhibit A   I stopped working out regularly last summer due to a work crunch and the post-crunch “Treat yoself” mantra I […]

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